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Study: Smoking Curbs Obese Women's Ability to Taste Fat, Sugar

Posted: April 8, 2014

A recent study has found that the ability to perceive fat and sweetness in and derive pleasure from foods is particularly compromised in obese women who smoke.

The study, published online in the journal Obesity, revealed that when observing four groups of women including obese and non-obese smokers as well as non-smokers, obese smokers perceived less creaminess, sweetness and pleasure while tasting the puddings than did the other groups.